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Bulletin - 20 January 2019

2nd Sunday of the Year


All Saints’ Church
Saturday Vigil 6 00pm

Polish Mass 4 00pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 12.30pm


St Patrick’s, Crebilly          Saturday Vigil 5 00pm

                                       Sunday 11 00am


                                       Weekday Masses

All Saints’ Church                      Monday – Thursday 10 00am

                                               Friday 10 00am & 7 30pm



  Church of All Saints              Saturday 12 00pm – 1 00pm & before Vigil Mass  


Weekly offering £5461
Living Youth £2400
Thank you for your generosity

Parish Office – 028 2564 1515

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Parish Centre – 028 2563 1236

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Facebook – fb.Me/ballymenacatholic

SVP shop: 028 2564 4122

SVP Helpline: 028 2565 0417


If you are new to the parish please introduce yourself to one of the priests:

                                     Fr Paddy Delargy, Fr Damian McCaughan           



We congratulate those who have recently been baptised in the parish:

                                                Ianis William Moraru

                                                Sophie Maria O’Neill

                                                Aoife McKeown


We extend our sympathies to the families of those who died recently and those whose month’s mind and anniversaries occur about now.

Recently Deceased             Kathleen Whittaker (nee Loughran) Ennis Co Clare

                                            Frank McAlonan

Month’s Mind                      Maureen Redmond

                                            Peter McMahon                  


Anniversaries:    Sheila McAuley, Shay Hamill, Ellen McKeown, Mary Monaghan, Bridget Lorimer, John Weir, Frank McCloskey, Sadie McCambridge,

Kevin McCann, Sarah Donnelly, Rose Dunlop, John McKenna, Kathleen Kinney, Charles McCluskey, David Elliott, Robert  McCollam,

Donald & Eileen McAllister, Marian Hancox, Brigid Lindsay, Sam & Ena Booth, Margaret McLaughlin, June McNeill, Robert Faith Snr, Paddy & Peggy McAleer,

Shannon McQuillan, Barney Ward, Mary O’Loan, Alex Magill, Dennis McGarry, Rose McCollum, Pearse Connolly, Roma & Ray McAlinden, Joan McCarroll,

Barney Molloy, Margaret Teresa Orr, Gerry Canavan, Conrad O’Lone, Colette McGrath


Parish Centre Activities:

Repository Gift and Holy Shop – 10 30am to 1 30pm - Monday – Saturday.
Confirmation, St Patrick’s Day, Easter and First Communion cards and gifts now available. 


Wednesday Get Together –23 January - 2 00pm – 4 00pm.  Music and dancing with Geraldine O’Kane.


Thursday Lunch – January 24 – 12.30pm. Cost £5.00. Bookings must be made by Tuesday 22 January.

Contact Claire to book on 078 7977 4749.


Parish Whist – Thursday 24 January – 8 00pm. Everyone welcome.


Irish language and tin whistle classes which are as follows:
Tin Whistle-Tuesday 15 January 7 30pm–8 30pm
Beginners’ Irish Language-Thursday 7 00pm-8 30pm
Improvers’ Irish Language-Thursday 7 00pm-8 30pm
Advanced Irish Language-Thursday 31st January 7 00pm-8 00pm.

Con Magee’s GAC Glenravel
Beginner’s Irish Language class beginning 17 January 7 00pm-8 30pm. 

Telephone Rosie on 07740684152 for further details.





Prayers for Christian Unity – St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Ballymena – Sunday 20 January – 6 30pm.  Also at

St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast - 7pm Tuesday 22nd January.


Weekend with Koinonia John the Baptist 
for those aged 11-18 years - 1-3 February – Parish of the Braid.  It can count

towards your Pope John Paul II Award. Interested? Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 077 5215 4369     Cost £35.  


Diocesan Vocations Weekend – Drumalis – Friday 15-Sunday 17 February.    “Ask Jesus what he wants from you and be brave!”

(Pope Francis) Why not take time to explore and reflect on becoming a priest.   Contact: Fr Kevin 9061 4567 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Bethany Bereavement Support parish-based group ministry aims to help those bereaved and grieving.   Confidential Tel: 078 4210 0060.


St. Brigid's Day Lecture 2019 by Bishop Alan McGuckian, SJ - “Discerning Disciples: Pope Francis on Prayer’ - St. Brigid's Parish Centre,

38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast - 31 January 7 30pm.


Overseas Volunteering Training Course - run over 4 weekends from February to May - for anybody interested in overseas or home

volunteering or who wants to learn more about global injustice issues.  Training begins on 9-10 February 2019 in Dublin. Contact

Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.

Parish Draw Week 8 -
£50 Joshua Givens/ S McNeill, £15 Mrs Duffy/B McReynolds, £15 Odhran and Hannah Burke/M Burke,

£15 Donnelly Family/    B McReynolds, £15 Mary McMeekin/R McCormick, £15 B&S Logan /M Loughlin, £15 Kitty McAuley/E Kearney

Parish Draw Week 9 -£50 June Goodfellow/M Burke, £15 Martha Logan/ M Loughlin, £15 Donna Clail/ S McNeill, £15 Maura Stuart/R McGroggan,          

  £15 Martha McIlwaine/P Devlin, £15 Thelma Costello/A O’Loan,  £15 Mr D Murray/M Loughlin


Ministers of Holy Communion – All Saints’ Church – New Sunday/Holy Day Rota now available.  If you cannot attend please arrange

for another minister to take your place. 



St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena Open Nights Wednesday 23/ Thursday 24 January - 7 15pm.  P6/P7/Prospective Sixth Form

Pupils and Parents are cordially invited to visit the school.  For further information, please telephone 2564 9534 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

to arrange an alternative visit.


Tannaghmore Primary School and Nursery.  Applications are invited for P1 and Reception in both English Medium and Irish Medium

and Naiscoíl (Irish Language Nursery) before midnight on 31 January.   Contact school office 028 2589 8086.  Visitors are very welcome

to view the school each Friday morning in January from 10.30am – 11.30am.

Beginning Experience
-(a support group for widowed, separated and divorced people - meets every Wednesday evening from 8pm to 10pm

in St Bride’s Hall, Derryvolgie Ave., Malone Rd., Belfast. 1st weekly meeting and Information Session: Wednesday 30 January at 8pm.

All welcome. For details please contact  90 207645 or  078 9611 9669.


Volunteers Needed for St Patrick’s Church, Crebilly to help with the cleaning. If interested contact 07879 844340


Club All Saints - Club Registration Day is Sunday 3 February.  Club All Saints (13/01/19 draw) Lotto numbers: 01-08-11-15. No Jackpot winner.

Hard luck prize: Hugh Watt (£20). Jackpot this Sunday (20/01/19 draw) is now up to £1,400. Tickets available from usual sellers. Continued

thanks for supporting this important Club fundraiser. For all the latest Club information including fixtures and upcoming events, visit;; and



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